Congressional Democrats revealed on Thursday a two-prong approach to block President Donald Trump from using a state of emergency declaration to bypass Congress and build his wall.
The first step will be introducing a “resolution of disapproval” in the House of Representatives, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler told Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade.
If their legislative branch response is blocked by Senate Republicans, House Democrats will then fight the state of emergency in the judicial branch by filing a lawsuit against the president.
BREAKING: @Judiciary Chair @RepJerryNadler tells me the House will bring a resolution of disapproval up to try to terminate Trump's national emergency to build the wall. If that fails in the Senate or is vetoed by Trump, House Dems will sue, he says. Story coming…
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) February 14, 2019